Part of the Executive Education series, this course will teach you how to create, manage, and lead high-performing teams.


When: June 5-6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration: Online by May 15. Course number: BSLL 3028
Where: CSU Denver Center, Executive Education Center, 475 17th St., Second Floor Atrium, Denver
Program Fee: $1,500, or $1,275 if you register before April 17. Contact us for group or alumni discounts.
Includes: All instruction, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, and course materials
Instructors: M. Travis Maynard, Ph.D.; Brandy Hodgson, Ph.D.

What You'll Learn

High-performing teams power organizational success, but they’re not a fluke; they are a result of the right team composition, strong team dynamics, and team leadership. Knowing how to assemble and lead an organizational team takes knowledge, training, and experience – all of which this course offers. Attendees will walk away with skills and insights that will help them on both individual and organizational levels.

This two-day, in-class immersive experience will provide the knowledge and skills to create, manage, and lead high-performing teams by combining case studies, real-world examples of leadership practices, group discussions, and leadership self-assessments with experiential activities. Attendees will participate in classroom activities that allow them to engage with other leaders and provide first-hand experience in being part of, and leading, a high-performance team. They’ll also learn to assess how effective of a team member/leader they are, identify how they can improve, and develop a plan to get there.

Who Should Attend

Current team leaders, supervisors, managers, as well as individuals on organizational teams with aspirations of being leaders of exceptional teams.

Session Topics

Building and Managing a High Performance Team
Monday, June 5, 2017, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • What shapes high-performance within teams?
  • How does team composition lead to a successful team? Who should be on the team?
  • How to improve team dynamics: effective team communication and cross-team coordination.
  • Recognize and practice how to minimize derailing conflict and cultivate “good” conflict.
  • Appreciate best practices of how organizational teams adapt through case study analyses.
  • Anticipate the nuances inherent in virtual teams within organizations.

Improving Your Leadership Style to Create Team Success
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Which leader behaviors influence team performance?
  • Learn more about personal leadership style through leadership assessments.
  • The importance of adaptive leadership
  • Team leader communication
  • Learn personal inherent leadership skills and develop a plan to improve them.
  • Which processes motivate and reinforce positive behavior and performance in teams?


Sign up online by May 15, using course number BSLL 3028.

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For more information, please contact College of Business executive programs by calling (970) 491-4331 or emailing


CSU Denver Center, Executive Education Center, Second Floor Atrium, Denver